Bridgestone Potenza S001 Sizes & review

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The Potenza S001 is Bridgestone’s Max Performance Summer tire developed as Original Equipment for premium high-performance sports cars, coupes and sedans. The Potenza S001 is designed to combine low rolling resistance efficiency with maximum sports performance in dry and wet conditions. However, like all summer tires, they are not intended to be driven in near freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

The Potenza S001 features an asymmetric design combining a large outboard shoulder, interlocking tread blocks and a central circumferential rib to enhance dry road steering response, high-speed stability and cornering precision. Notches in the shoulders expel water to the sides while high-angle lateral grooves in the intermediate ribs pump water into the wide circumferential grooves to help resist hydroplaning.

The tire’s internal structure features a lightweight belt package consisting of twin steel belts supported by a spirally wrapped aramid/nylon cord reinforcement that reduces rolling resistance, enhances ride quality and ensures high-speed durability. Active rubber inserts in the sidewalls near the bead areas tune vertical sidewall stiffness to blend cornering grip with ride comfort, as well as increase longitudinal stiffness to generate straight-line braking forces.

Select Your Tire Size

205/45R17
225/40R18
245/35R18
245/50R18
275/40R19
215/45R20
255/35R20
295/35ZR20

SIZEUTQGMAX.
LOAD
Max. Inflation PressureTread DepthTire WeightRim Width RangeMeas. Rim WidthSect. WidthTread WidthOverall Diam.Revs. Per Mile 
205/45R17
84W
280 A A1,102 lbs51 psi9/32"19 lbs6.5-7.5"7"8.1"6.5"24.3"859
225/35R18
87W
280 A Albspsi10/32"22 lbs7.5-9"8"9.1" 24.2"860
225/40R18
92Y
280 A A1,389 lbs50 psi10/32"22 lbs7.5-9"8"9.1"7.2"24.2"860
225/40R18
92Y
280 A A1,389 lbs50 psi10/32"22 lbs7.5-9"8"9.1"7.5"24.2"860
225/40R18
92Y
280 A A1,389 lbs50 psi10/32"22 lbs7.5-9"8"9.1"7.5"24.2"860
225/40R18
92Y
280 A A1,389 lbs50 psi10/32"22 lbs7.5-9"8"9.1"7.2"24.2"860
245/35R18
92Y
280 A A1,389 lbs50 psi9/32"23 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"8.1"24.8"841
245/35R18
92Y
280 A A1,389 lbs50 psi9/32"23 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"8.1"24.8"841
245/40R18
97Y
280 A A1,609 lbs50 psi10/32"27 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"9.2"25.7"810,
245/35R19
93Y
280 A A1,433 lbs50 psi10/32"24 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.7"8.8"25.8"808
245/40R19
98Y
280 A A1,653 lbs50 psi10/32"29 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"7.7"26.7" 
255/35R19
96Y
280 A A1,565 lbs50 psi10/32"25 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"9.3"26"801
255/40R19
100Y
280 A A1,764 lbs50 psi9/32"28 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"8.9"27.1"770
285/35R19
99Y
280 A A1,709 lbs51 psi10/32"32 lbs9.5-11"10"11.4"9"26.8" 
285/35R19
99Y

SL


 


280 A A1,709 lbs51 psi10/32"32 lbs9.5-11"10"11.4"9"26.8" 
215/45R20
95W

XL


Star BMW


280 A A1,521 lbs50 psi8/32"21 lbs7-8"7"8.4"7"27.6"754
235/35ZR20
(88Y)

SL


 


280 A A1,235 lbs51 psi9/32"24 lbs8-9.5"9"9.5"8.1"26.5"788
245/35R20
95Y

XL


 


280 A A1,521 lbs50 psi10/32"28 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"8.5"26.8"778
245/40R20
99W

XL


Star BMW


280 A A1,709 lbs50 psi8/32"24 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"8.4"27.7"752
245/40ZR20
(95Y)

SL


A4A Aston Martin


280 A A1,521 lbs51 psi9/32"28 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"9.7"27.7"752
255/35R20
97Y

XL


 


280 A A1,609 lbs50 psi9/32"27 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"8.9"27"771
255/35R20
97Y

XL


2017 Production, AO Audi


280 A A1,609 lbs50 psi9/32"27 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"8.9"27"770
255/35R20
97Y

XL


B-Silent


280 A A1,609 lbs50 psi9/32"27 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"8.6"27"771
255/35R20
97Y
280 A A1,609 lbs50 psi9/32"27 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"8.9"27"770
265/35ZR20
(95Y)

SL


 


260 A A1,521 lbs51 psi10/32"29 lbs9-10.5"9.5"10.7"9.6"27.3"762
265/35ZR20
(95Y)

SL


N1(Porsche)


280 A A1,521 lbs51 psi9/32"28 lbs9-10.5"9.5"10.7"10"27.3" 
275/30R20
97Y

XL


 


280 A A1,609 lbs50 psi9/32"28 lbs9-10"9.5"10.9"10"26.5"785
275/30R20
97Y

XL


 


280 A A1,609 lbs50 psi10/32"28 lbs9-10"9.5"10.9"9.8"26.5"785
295/35ZR20
(101Y)

SL


 


280 A A1,819 lbs51 psi8/32"34 lbs10-11.5"10.5"11.9"11"28.1"741
295/35ZR20
(105Y)

XL


 


280 A A2,039 lbs50 psi8/32"32 lbs10-11.5"10.5"11.9"11.2"28.1"741
295/35ZR20
(105Y)

XL


A4A Aston Martin


280 A A2,039 lbs50 psi8/32"34 lbs10-11.5"10.5"11.9"11.5"28.1"741

6 COMMENTS

  1. These tires had to be replaced after only 16,700 miles. The Mazda MX-5 is a light car, so I didn’t find tread-wear to be adequate as an OEM choice. The tire performed well in other categories.

  2. These came on my 2018 Miata.I’ve always felt that it’s inappropriate to use a low-profile Bridgestone tire since they’re so stiff already, and sure enough it’s super responsive with bad ride quality and okay stability over bumps. But, when the going gets twisty, they soften right up and the car squirms around. Especially when recovering from a drift, I can feel the rear sidewalls flexing and then releasing energy, violently at times. I noticed some minor abnormal wear after a couple thousand miles which resulted in some minor tire noise.Dry grip is decent, ride quality very average, steering response is good but linearity is bad. Wet handling is not okay.In the rain, this tire is dangerous. Driven gently (on a car with very sensible settings), all the tires hydroplane independently for a couple of inches at a time, so the car just wiggles along with an essentially random rhythm. It’s only when you throw the car around that it stops sliding. Of course, it starts sliding if you go too fast as well, so it’s a knife-edge kind of affair.Definitely not suitable for use in the rain on a car with no (or with crappy) stability control.

  3. I traded from a 2010 Civic Si fitted with Conti Extreme Contact Sport DW tires in the stock size to a new 2018 MX-5 GT. The Bridgestones do not have the soft sidewall slop that the ECS tires did. This makes for a stiffer, firmer ride but also makes the car turn in more predictably and “surefooted”. Noise is better than the Contis, dry traction is less, and wet traction is noticeably less….I would say overall for a stock fitted tire it is a good option from factory. Given the Miata is prone to road noise and tire noise, for a daily driver this tire is good at balancing performance with comfort. The ECS tires with the large groove pattern gives off distinct road noise that would be harsh for a driver in a Miata.I do not advise this tire for track/ autox use, and wear is average. With 5k I already notice wear and will rotate frequently to make them last.

  4. I think these tires are decent summer tires. Maybe I’m not driving hard enough but I have done half dozen track days and about 15,000 miles on the car. Still have about 4/32″ tread wear remaining. Can take corners pretty hard and can be fun on twisties but don’t trust the tires too much.

  5. Fiat 124 Spider: these stock tires grip the road very well. They handle well under dry or wet conditions. I have not had them let go under my driving conditions like others have said – they glue the car to the road. Noise-wise, I can hear every bump and rock, but a lot of that is lack of insulation in the Spider I think more than the tire’s fault. They seem to be a perfect match for the car, and I would definitely consider getting them again when the time comes if wear isn’t excessive.

  6. With only 6600 miles, the wear bars are already starting to show. I just put wintr tires on my car and they are better (in my opinion) all around – that isn’t how its supposed to be is it?In spirited off ramps and on ramps, I do not have the confidence to go much more than double the posted speeds (in my 1990 miata, my honda civic or my mazda3, I would easily tripple the posted speeds) in dry weather. In the rain I need to stay close to the posted speed on the ramps. Given that in other cars I am easily able to go faster, this is likely the result of the tires rather than the vehicle.I had to drive on these while the weather was colder (no snow or ice, that wouldn’t be fair) and they were even less inspiring (as expected)I will be looking at my options since these tires might only last another 3-4k miles if I’m lucky.

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